Articles filed under Vernon Area Public Library

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  • Leaders sought for Vernon library Friends group before it fades away Jul 15, 2014 10:06 AM
    The Friends of the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire has cited an urgent need for leaders to continue its work or risk disbanding. "We're at a transition point," said Angela Goodrich, president of the Friends board.

  • Group’s future in doubt: Jul 11, 2014 4:27 PM
    A nonprofit group that supports the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire will meet Wednesday to discuss its future, officials announced.

  • Calculus invented in heated competition between Newton, von Leibniz Jun 16, 2014 11:52 AM
    “Who was the person who discovered/created calculus BC?” asked a young patron at Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire.

  • Garden gets grant: Jun 2, 2014 6:00 PM
    The Vernon Area Public Library received a generous $650 grant from the Lincolnshire Garden Club to enhance the library’s vegetable garden.

  • Airplanes, helicopters both fly, but in different ways May 19, 2014 11:28 AM
    "Why is a plane faster than a helicopter,” asked Grayslake Library patrons attending the “Novel Detectives” class.

  • Preschoolers learn about science, literature May 6, 2014 5:38 PM
    Twenty preschoolers combined some basic scientific concepts with literature Tuesday during the Vernon Area Public Library’s Preschool Science Detectives program. “Today we’re doing butterflies and the life cycle of butterflies,” youth services librarian Lisa Coleman said.

  • Donated dresses brighten prom for thousands Apr 5, 2014 4:41 PM
    More than 4,000 prom dresses made their way from Northbrook to a disadvantaged area of Chicago Saturday morning — the result of donations made by suburban students, businesses and civic organizations. As it has since 1999, Zengeler Cleaners’ Northbrook headquarters took responsibility for gathering, storing, repairing, cleaning and ultimately delivering the dresses. “There’s girls in tears. There’s a lot of joy,” Tom Zengler said.

  • Lincolnshire library hosts ‘Fractured Fairy Tales’ Mar 29, 2014 12:13 AM
    Karey Burton of Naperville performs the roles of a chicken, a cow, a rabbit and a clothing designer — all in one-hour. Burton is one of eight members of GreatWorks Touring Theatre Company that performed six short children’s stories Friday at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.

  • More Little Free Libraries popping up in suburbs Mar 22, 2014 8:01 AM
    This summer, young hikers at two Lake County forest preserves will find something new and unusual at the end of special trails — outdoor libraries. The decorative boxes full of books will be the suburbs’ latest Little Free Libraries — a growing effort that began in Wisconsin about five years ago and has expanded across the nation and the globe.

  • Earth’s size means you can’t see its surface curving Feb 17, 2014 1:50 PM
    “Why is the Earth's surface flat and not a sphere shape?” asked a young writer at the Vernon Area Library District’s “Write Away!” program.

  • Bugs, amphibians, other creatures — but no dogs — sent into space Feb 3, 2014 12:46 PM
    “Can dogs go into space?” asked a young patron attending the” Write-Away!” program at Vernon Area Public Library District in Lincolnshire.

  • Readers’ Choice Award-winning author coming to Lincolnshire Jan 31, 2014 12:25 PM
    A best-selling author is coming to Lincolnshire to talk about his book.

  • Volunteer at Vernon Area library Jan 28, 2014 6:34 PM
    Volunteer opportunities are currently available in a variety of areas at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.

  • Author at Vernon Area library Jan 20, 2014 4:19 PM
    New York Times best-selling author Melanie Benjamin visits the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 to discuss her historical fiction novel, “The Aviator’s Wife.”

  • Vernon Area Library to ease some borrowing rules for non-residents Jan 17, 2014 10:19 AM
    Vernon Area Public Library officials are set to lift one of the last remaining restrictions for out-of-district patrons who check out materials at the Lincolnshire facility.

  • New rules mean Pluto is no longer a planet Jan 7, 2014 5:57 AM
    A young patron at the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire asked, “Why did Pluto not become a planet?”

  • Cold leaves suburban libraries facing tough choice whether to open Jan 6, 2014 5:10 PM
    Public libraries often are refuges from extreme weather during the winter and summer months. But not Monday. The frigid temperatures prompted many suburban libraries to shut down for the day. Others operated as usual, saying it was their civic duty to remain open.

  • Spirit of Motown fills Lincolnshire library Jan 5, 2014 6:16 PM
    Music enthusiasts braved the snow and cold to listen to the cool sounds of the “Spirit of Motown” program Sunday at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire. Pianist Jose Sandoval of Mount Prospect used storytelling and music to explain the story of Motown, the record label and sound that bridged the racial divide of the 1960s.

  • Kids celebrate New Year's Noon at Vernon Area Public Library Dec 30, 2013 3:02 PM
    The Vernon Area Public Library hosted a New Year's Noon Celebration in Lincolnshire for families and children. About 40 children joined their parents on Monday to make hats and noise makers, sing songs and dance until the countdown began for the new year.

  • Artist helps make cards for children’s hospital Dec 27, 2013 4:21 PM
    Kids had the chance to create artwork and spread holiday cheer Friday at the Vernon Area Library District in Lincolnshire. Children in kindergarten through second grade worked with artist Christine Thornton of Mount Prospect to create New Year’s greeting cards for kids at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. “It’s a nice chance for them to give back to kids who are having a tough time right now and are in the hospital,” Thornton said.

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